‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’ greenlit for second season

Variety.com reports that A&E has greenlit a second season of Gene Simmons’ reality-TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels". The cable channel has begun production on 20 one-hour episodes for a premiere sometime in 2007. <P></P> <P>"Family Jewels" delivered an average 1.3 million viewers per episode. Show also improved its Monday-at-10 timeslot by 56% among adults 18-49 (766,000) and 45% among adults 25-54 (742,000) vs. the previous year per Variety’s metrics.</P> <P>The show will continue to revolve around Simmons, longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed and their two kids, "and are sure to shock." Simmons told Daily Variety.</P> <P>"People’s jaws will drop," he said. Show’s appeal is strong because "everyone wishes they had this family. Every guy wishes he was me. It shows how you can be happy."</P> <P>The first season of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" will be released on double-DVD just in time for Christmas.</P> <P>Simmons announced on his web site that "Gene Simmons Family Jewels"’ first episode was the most-watched series premiere of any A&E show since the launch of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" in August of 2004. </P> <P>Both of his kids make jokes about his image and his personality, and both are showing signs of their own talent. Shannon Tweed is also very entertaining. (He refuses to get married, but they’ve been together for nearly 20 years.) </P> <P> </P>Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.